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River Forest Manor & Marina

Belhaven, NC View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
9 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

About

$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

River Forest Manor & Marina is a waterfront mansion in Belhaven, North Carolina, that has been around for a century. The property is set on 4-plus acres of land, and the venue itself offers 13,000 square feet of space to use in various ways for your grand celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

River Forest Manor & Marina offers indoor and outdoor settings for your pre-wedding events, including the rehearsal dinner, as well as your wedding ceremony and reception (the outdoor wedding photos are spectacular, with such vibrant colors and pure emotions featured). There’s a private bridal suite and dressing area for brides and their relatives and attendants. Up to 500 people can partake in the fun. River Forest Manor & Marina’s kitchen is fully set for catering purposes; their list of preferred vendors includes caterers for you and your sweetheart to consider, as this venue doesn’t offer catering.

Services Offered

If you’re seeking a venue that could be used multiple times leading up to your big day as kind of a one-stop shop, this is it. River Forest Manor & Marina is equipped to host bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, ceremonies, receptions and even elopements. Some of their services include:

  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors
  • List of preferred vendors

Accommodations

River Forest Manor & Marina has space to accommodate you and your loved ones to spend the night, for anywhere from one night to more, like a weekend stay. The options align with packages that the manor offers. There are 13 guest rooms for use (but nine are available for weekend wedding packages).

Location

There is parking at River Forest Manor & Marina as well as wheelchair access. There’s also wireless internet for you and your guests to use. The setting is perfect for a destination wedding; extend a warm welcome and Southern charm to your visiting guests from out of town.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,700

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$4,700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

500

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
Mansion
Marina
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
Rated
4.6
out of 5.0
Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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    Paul B. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Best Day Ever!

    River Forest Manor was the perfect setting for our daughter’s October wedding. The outdoor ceremony on the front steps was beautiful and the river views made for breathtaking sunset photos and a spectacular reception. We utilized the entire facility and all of the rooms for the wedding party and guests, providing a central location for all wedding activities throughout the entire weekend. The on-site accommodations were cozy, comfortable, and convenient. The rooms in the main house were all tastefully decorated and reflect the Victorian architecture of the Manor. It was a pleasure working with Montana Lausch. Her expertise, knowledge and attention to detail were invaluable to us. We highly recommend River Forest Manor as an amazing venue for any celebration.
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    Ashley Married on 05/04/2019
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    A dream come true!

    River Forest Manor and Marina is stunning and dreamy all on its own! Working with them made it that much better, they are truly incredible and made our wedding day a dream come true! Montana who I worked closely with, took customer service to an entirely different level, she is a treasure and this place is EVERYTHING you could ever dream of and more!

    River Forest Manor & Marina's reply:

    Thank you so much for sharing this review! Montana does a fantastic job, and we are so pleased that she made your wedding weekend so special. It is always fun to see our bride's visions come to life, and yours was spectacular! All of the best wishes to you and Tyler!

Awards

  • 9
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Pricing

Map

738 East Main Street Belhaven, NC, 27810
2529430320
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River Forest Manor & Marina frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at River Forest Manor & Marina?

River Forest Manor & Marina includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of River Forest Manor & Marina in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by River Forest Manor & Marina for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Mansion
  • Marina
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at River Forest Manor & Marina for wedding events?

River Forest Manor & Marina offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does River Forest Manor & Marina offer?

River Forest Manor & Marina offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does River Forest Manor & Marina offer for wedding events?

River Forest Manor & Marina offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend River Forest Manor & Marina and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

River Forest Manor & Marina is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism and 4.6 in value.

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